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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Jake One's Homegrown Sound

Martin Douglas speaks with Seattle's top hip-hop producer about the journey his career has taken him on so far.


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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Milc, Portland's Soon-to-Be Hometown Hero

From the ballcourts of Northeast Portland to the global underground rap scene, Milc always wanted to be his city's hometown hero. Now, he's closer than ever. Martin Douglas investigates.


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Interviews Local Music

Suede Watch #1: Ark Flashington

In a new feature keeping us updated on the catalog of the prolific independent rap artist, Martin Douglas reviews AJ Suede's newest self-produced project along with conducting an exclusive interview.


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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: A Total Punk Manifesto

Iconoclastic music journalist Martin Douglas salutes the "the most reliably great punk label in North America today."


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Throwaway Style: An Interview with Bratmobile's Allison Wolfe and Molly Neuman

Martin Douglas speaks with the founding members of the uber-influential feminist punk band in a wide spanning interview.


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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Nada Rosa's Unforgettable Journey

The Seattle surf-pop band unpacks a lifetime's worth of experiences on their gorgeous debut album. Martin Douglas speaks to frontperson Brandi Diaz about that lifetime.


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Throwaway Style: Chinese American Bear's Mom-and-Pop Pop

In Spokane, a first-generation Chinese American girl meets a boy raised on a llama farm. They fall in love and eventually form a band. Martin Douglas helps tell the story of how they became one an up-and-coming DIY pop powerhouse.


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Throwaway Style: On Debt Rag and the Tribulations of Being an Adult Punk

Notable adult punk rocker Martin Douglas speaks with the Olympia "adult-punk" band about their past life together, the spiritual drain of having to work for a living, and what being punk means to them.


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David Bazan and More Local Musicians Gather for Low Tribute Night: A Benefit For the Family of Mimi Parker 4/4

On Tuesday, April 4th, local musicians will cover the songs of Low, in tribute to their drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker. We spoke with event organizers Josh Golden and Claire Tucker, as well as headliner David Bazan.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated theĀ 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of ourĀ catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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